Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, 1945; watercolor on paper, 27 x 44 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Charles E. Burchfield Archives
Former collection of Harry Spiro
Made into a Christmas card:
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1945), American Artists Group, N.Y., No. 15 A 70
Also known as Santa Claus at the “Little Brick House,” the image depicts Santa Claus in his reindeer-drawn sleigh flying over a small, slant-roof cottage that was the Burchfield family's first home in Salem, Ohio, with an apparition of a star-topped Christmas tree covered with candles behind the house, next to a stand of poplars.